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Environmental Leadership Institute

Who: Girl Scout Cadettes


Where:Camp Potomac Woods Lucketts, VA


When:Saturday, October 26th, 2013 10:00am-5:00pm


In partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton, Girl Scouts Nation's Capital is excited to invite Cadette Girl Scouts to the fourth annual...


Environmental Leadership Institute


At this event you will:

  • Become an advocate for the environment.
  • Hike the Potomac Woods RiverWalk environmental learning trail.
  • Meet women engineers, biologists and artists.
  • Attend a Silver Award workshop.

Fee: $10 per girl *Program fee includes lunch, patch, materials, and a gift!*


How: Registration will open on Friday September 13th, 2013.


For more information: ContactElyse R. Roland at, 202-274-3310  

Multiple Levels

13th Annual Library of Congress
National Book Festival

Who: All Girl Scouts


Where: National Mall


When: Saturday, September 21st & Sunday, September 22nd


Book lovers of all ages will convene on the National Mall to celebrate books and reading. Consider a trip for your troop to the Library of Congress National Book Festival to hear from popular authors and illustrators, get books signed, and take part in fun activities. This year's line-up of children's authors includes Holly Black, Kadir Nelson, Jon Scieszka, Katherine Paterson, Rafael L�pez and many more! There is also a digital bookmobile and a pavilion to discover more about the Library of Congress.    

Check out the following badges and how they connect to the National Library Festival: Brownie: Celebrating Community, My Family Story; Junior: Scribe; Cadette: Book Artist, Screenwriter, Comic Artist; Senior: Novelist


 Order the patch for your Girl Scouts and let them proudly show off their attendance at this memorable event. Patches will also be available for purchase on-site at the festival.


Fee: Free


How: For more information, visit 


S.T.R.I.V.E. Step Program


Who: Girl Scout Cadettes and Seniors


When: Weekly, beginning Monday, September 15


Where: Locations throughout Prince George's County, MD


Is your troop considering taking part in the Council's DC Step Showcase? The Maryland-National Park & Planning Commission is offering a program that can help boost your stepping skills. The Success through Teamwork Respect Inclusiveness Values and Excellence (S.T.R.I.V.E.) program is a community-based step program focused on developing the whole individual while promoting a healthy lifestyle. Participants will learn about the value of collaboration, the history of step and take part in competitive and exhibition shows. This program is only open to residents of Prince George's County, MD. 


Fee: Program is free

Registration: Registration is open to children ages 12-14 living in Prince George's County, MD. Call 301-464-1737.


Website: For more information visit


Homegrown Fun and 'Farm Fresh' Adventure


Who: All Girl Scouts


When: Friday, October 4 2013 (5 pm - 10:30 pm)

Saturday, October 5, 2013 (10 am - 10:30 pm)

Sunday, October 6, 2013 (10 am - 7 pm)


Where: 5620 Butterfly Lane    

            Frederick, MD 21703


A simple visit to Summers Farm will fulfill some badge requirements. Highlighted activities include our corn maze, moonlight maze, giant jumping pillow, farm animals, pumpkin picking, hayrides, slides, pig races, farm fresh baked goods, concessions and much more!


Fees: Weekend group rate for 15 or more people: $8 per person with two leaders being free. Regular admission is $10 per person.  


Participation patches available for purchase for $1 each. Campfire sites available by reservation for an additional fee of $5.


For More Information: Please visit



Cookie College 2013


Who: Girl Scout Brownies and Girl Scout Juniors


When: December 7th, 2013 1pm-4:30pm


Where: Howard University Washington, DC


At Cookie College girls will earn their diploma in everything cookies! Learn about the business of selling, the history of Girl Scout cookies, and much more on an actual college campus! At the end girls will graduate and receive their participation patch.

The Brownie and Junior program has proven to increase troops' cookie sales dramatically. Girls will learn important lessons on marketing, making a pitch, and managing money. 

Fee: Cost is $5 per girl and includes all materials, snack and a patch.


Registration: Registration opens on October 2nd, 2013 on the Girl Scouts Nation's Capital registration page.


Website: More information can be found on the Cookie College calendar page: 



Women Soar at the Smithsonian


Who:  All Girl Scouts


When: Saturday, September 14, 2013 10am-3pm


Where: National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall


Description:  For over 100 years, women have contributed to technological advances in aviation and space.  Discover the incredible contributions of women in aviation, science, and aerospace.  Hear about the historic women who have inspired today's role models.  Will you be the one of the next generation of women in aerospace?


Fee: Free





9th Annual Girl Scout Days

Nationals Baseball Game


Who: All Girl Scouts  


When: Sunday, September 22, 2013 


Where: Nationals Park

1500 South Capitol St SE

Washington, DC 20003   


Girl Scouts are invited to participate in this special and growing tradition with the Washington Nationals. Pre-registered Girl Scouts receive special discounts on reserved seating and a unique commemorative patch at each Girl Scout game. Collect all four! The largest Girl Scout group attending each Girl Scout Game will be selected to participate in special on-field pregame activities.   


Cost: $11 ($13 if prime game) for Lower RF Terrace, OF Gallery or Upper IF Gallery ticket; $8 ($9 if prime game) for Upper RF Terrace ticket; $7 ( $8 if prime game) for Upper OF Gallery ticket


For groups of 12 or less please visit  For larger groups please use the following order form 2013_Scouts_Order_Form-_new.pdf

To register:


For more information contact Nick Doenges at 202-640-7648 or



United We Spy: Meet and Greet with Ally Carter, author of the Gallagher Girl Series


Who: All Girl Scouts


When: Sunday, September 29, 2013 1PM


Where: International Spy Museum

800 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20004


Join author Ally Carter for an informal chat and book signing. Get ready for the Gallagher Girls' most astounding adventure yet as Ally Carter's New York Times best-selling series comes to breathtaking conclusion that will have readers racing to the last page.


Fans are encouraged to come dressed as a Gallagher girl or in cap and gown. Get your picture taken in the Gallagher Academy ID Card Poster and post on-line. Take the Gallagher Girls Trivia Quiz and have a chance to win A Gallagher Girl Notebook.


Fee: Free


Register: No registration required. For more information, visit:




National Air and Space Museum Family Day Volunteer Opportunity!

Who: Girl Scout teens ages 16+

Where: National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall


When: Saturday, September 14, 2013

Looking for volunteers to assist with A Century of Women in Aerospace Family Day.

General Event Volunteers:


Volunteers work in shifts of � day (9:30 AM-12:30 PM or 12:00- 3:00 PM or full day 9:30 AM-3 PM.) Volunteers working the full shift have lunch provided.


Volunteers will assist visitors with:


Craft Tables: There are a number activities that require volunteers to work with children and their families at tables doing things like designing astronaut mission patches.


Activity Stations: Activities like "Design, Build, Test" where visitors of all ages draw blue prints, space craft, and test to see if they can fly.  These stations are quite active!


Getting the word out: Volunteers help pass out the agenda for the day, direct visitors to special events, or assist as ushers.


How: For more information or to sign up, please contact Agustin Baldioli at (202) 633-2559 or

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Exploring Careers in Wildlife Conservation:  

An Afterschool Discussion with Zoo Professionals


Who Girl Scout Cadettes through Girl Scout Ambassadors and their chaperones


When: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 4-5:30pm


Where: Smithsonian National Zoological Park


Description: Do you aspire to someday work at a zoo or aquarium? Are you curious about how science is being used to help save endangered species? Would you like to know what it takes to work at the National Zoo and care for amazing animals everyday?  


Join us for a candid conversation about what it's like to work alongside amazing animals every day!  This event will feature five professionals working in different capacities at the National Zoo, all with one goal- to help protect and conserve wildlife.  Audience members will have the opportunity to hear from panelists representing a variety of backgrounds including biology, nutrition and research.   


Note:  The panel is only open to students in grades six through twelve.    


Badge Tie-In: Girl Scout Cadettes or Seniors can work towards their Animal Helpers or Voice for Animals badges.  


Fee: Free


Day Guided Canoe Eco Tour
Near Harpers Ferry & Potomac River Campout River and Trail Outfitters

Who: Girl Scout Cadettes through Girl Scout Ambassadors


When: Saturday, October 5th, 2013


Where:  River & Trail Outfitters & Brunswick Family Campground

              604 Valley Rd Knoxville, MD


This � day guided canoe trip near beautiful and historic Harpers Ferry, WV will study the health of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers, major tributaries on the watershed system for the Chesapeake Bay. Program includes Macro-invertebrate study, Water testing and a Riverside search for river reptilian dwellers. Finish up the day riverside camping on the Potomac River in Brunswick, MD on Saturday night.

The health of the Chesapeake Bay is dependent upon the actions of every citizen in the watershed. Join us in our efforts to educate the generations through this enlightening Chesapeake Bay watershed experience.


Fee:  $38.75


Register:  Call 301-834-9950




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